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Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 2019

1. Introduction

At Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd. (“we”, “us”, “Sharp”), we take your privacy seriously. The following privacy policy outlines who we are as a data controller, what data we collect on our websites, how and why we collect it, and your rights to control that data.

As a responsible organisation, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of any personal data (e.g. name, address, email, phone number) processed through this website, in order to meet the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and in accordance with any country-specific data protection regulations. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

Section A) Who We Are as a Data Controller

Section B) Why and How We Use Your Data

Section C) Your Rights to Control Your Data


Section A) Who We Are as a Data Controller‌‌


2. Name and Address of the Data Controller

The data controller for the purposes of the GDPR, other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Edmund Halley Road
Oxford Science Park
United Kingdom
Phone: 01865 747711



As data controllers we are responsible for deciding how we hold, use and keep personal data secure. It also means we are responsible for responding to requests you make in relation to how your personal data is used. If you have any questions about the way your personal data is processed, you can contact us on these details.

2.1 Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

Sharp in Europe has a Data Protection Officer based in its Head Office in London (UK) and Data Protection Leads in each entity. For any queries relating to data protection at Sharp Laboratories of Europe, please contact our local Data Protection Lead below:


If you wish to contact the Data Protection Officer for Sharp based at the European headquarters, details are below:



Section B) Why and How We Use Your Data‌‌‌


3. Collection of personal data and general information

We do not collect any personal data through our website.


4. Legal basis for the processing

We do not currently collect any personal data from you on the website.


5. Your consent

Where the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. You will not suffer any detriment for withdrawing your consent. If you withdraw your consent, this will not make processing which we undertook before you withdrew your consent unlawful.

You can withdraw your consent by contacting the Data Protection Officer, whose details are provided in section 2.


6. Who has access to your personal data

Not applicable – we do not collect personal data through this website.


7. Transfer of personal data

We do not collect personal data.


8. Cookies

Our webpages do not use “cookies”.


9. Profiling

Profiling involves the analysis of personal data (e.g. digital behaviour such as pages visited, links clicked, downloads) in an automated way, to identify or predict behaviour in website users.

We do not currently use profiling on our website. If we start any profiling activity, we will notify you specifically that we are using profiling.


10. Sales and Marketing Communications

We do not collect your personal data for use in any sales and marketing communications.


11. Tracking & Analytics

We do not collect your personal data for use in Marketing Tracking or Analytics.


Section C) Your Rights to Control Your Data‌‌‌

Rights of the data subject (“you”).

You have the following rights to control your data according to GDPR principles:

Right of confirmation – this means the ability to find out from us if we are processing data about you.
Right of access – this means the ability to see what data is being held about you (also called Subject Access Request). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Right of rectification – this means the ability to change or alter any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you.
Right to erasure – this means the ability to be removed from our databases/ systems where: there is no good reason for us continuing to process it, you withdraw your consent, we are unlawfully holding your personal data or we should erase your data to comply with applicable EU law. You have a right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing.
Right to restriction of processing – this means the ability to limit or suspend what personal data is processed.
Right to data portability – this means the ability to move the data to another supplier
Right to object – this means the ability to prevent your personal data being processed in a certain way or remove consent. There is a specific provision to be able to object separately to data profiling.


To exercise your rights to any of the above, please contact us via email at:

§  We will always aim to help you when you wish to exercise your rights but in some instances, we may have lawful grounds to reject your request.

§  We will investigate any request you make without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of your request. That period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of requests. We shall inform you of any such extension within one month of receipt of the request, together with the reasons for the delay.

§  In the event that we decide to not take action on the request, we will inform you of the reasons for not taking action.

§  Lodging a complaint with the supervisory authority: if you do not agree with a decision we make in relation to a rights request or believe that we are in breach of applicable data protection laws, then you can lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority in the EU. You can contact the data protection supervisory authority for The United kingdom using its contact details on its website


12. Updates to this Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in the way we process personal data (e.g. if we implement new systems or processes that involve the new uses of personal data) or to clarify information we have provided in this notice. Our changes will be in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

We recommend that you check for updates to this notice from time to time but we will notify you directly about changes to this notice or the way we use your personal data when we are legally required to do so.